Thursday, 10 April 2014

The Promise of Provence by Patricia Sands

When a life changing event happens to Katherine, changing her life in an instant, her world crumbles and completely falls apart.  Slowly she begins to pick up the pieces and she decides to take part in a home exchange programme, to take some time out of her life and travel to the South of France.

It is in the South of France where the adventure begin for Katherine, travelling alone she is about to find her own identity, a new person within herself, that will help her become stronger, and adapt to the major changes in her life and move on.

I am really enjoying Patricia Sand’s books. They are quite remarkable, and really do have you hooked from page one. I really liked Katherine and admired her strength and dedication to finding it within herself, to pull herself back up from such an awful situation she finds herself in. It is a book about moving on from the past and new beginnings. I also have to mention how wonderful and different the endings are to Patricia’s books.

So why not take time out of your own life and take a trip to Provence? All for the price of a book!

Sunday, 6 April 2014

The Bridge Club by Patricia Sands

The Bridge club is a story about a group of friends who meet for their monthly game of bridge at each other’s houses. The story focuses on each of the woman lives over the years as they share key changing events in their lives, and the help and the support they are given from the group.

It is a story of strong bonds and friendships, the stories are deeply moving and quite emotional at times. This book is just a wonderful read that shows the nicer side to human nature. No matter what you go through in life if you have the support and love of good friends as shown in this book you can get through anything. 

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Boot Camp Bride by Lizzie Lamb

Ambitious rookie reporter Charlee Montague is looking for her big break in journalism. Handsome award winning photographer Rafael Ffinch may be her chance to achieve her dreams of becoming a top hack, when he offers her the chance to work undercover posing as his fiancée at a boot camp for brides. Incognito as a bride to be so they can take photos of the supermodel Anastasia Markova.

Not long into their assignment Charlee begins to have her doubts about Ffinch, and why he would need a rookie like her to accompany him?  What is the real reason behind their mission? Charlee suspects he has a dark secret he may be keeping from her and wonders if it is connected with when he was kidnapped in Columbia.

In her search to find out the truth Charlee finds adventure, danger, romance and a VW Campervan awaits her!

I really enjoyed Lizzie’s first book Tall Dark and Kilted and I was really looking forward to reading this book and I was not disappointed. This book reminded me just a touch of one of my favourite films romancing the Stone. You know the Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner one? The writing in this book is equally as good as the script to that film and the characters as likeable.   So I really enjoyed the storyline and this book is going in my top ten reads.